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How IoT will transform manufacturing in Asia: MediaTek

Nurdianah Md Nur | July 13, 2015
Manufacturers need to take an inclusive approach, and work with partners and developers to further the creation of IoT solutions, says Ku Chung-Chiang of MediaTek.

We want to take an inclusive approach to IoT and work with partners and developers to further the creation of solutions that will create what we call a Brand New World, where technology moves from input to response to seamless integration between our experience of the world and technology. This means that not only are the devices secure and integrated, companies will be able to empower consumers with the most innovative products.

In this respect, MediaTek is in a unique position as a technology enabler to help shape the smart ecosystem of the Internet of Things. Given our full range of expertise and experience in mobile communications, digital home, optical storage, wireless communication, we are also in a favourable position to deliver diverse products to achieve cross-platform synergy.

What are some of the challenges that Asian manufacturers will face due to the rise of IoT?  And how should manufacturers overcome them?
The market is in transition. What started as a mobile Internet opportunity has now evolved to connect a wide variety of "things" to the cloud, paving the way for the shift of value from pure hardware to system-enabled services. At the moment, IoT requires all information to go through a cloud, which is not sustainable or fast enough for heavy processes. At the same time, the IoT space consists largely of singular application devices, predominantly sensory devices, and companies are only focusing on one area, be it silicon or final product design. The key will be to developing intelligent hubs - be it using smartphones as gateways or ideally home routers and focus on the entire system end-to-end (silicon, system, security, services).


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